Providence, RI – It sounds a bit like a clich : Slow things down. Smell the roses. Take note of the breathtakingly beautiful sunset, the gentle trickle of a hillside stream, the sparkle of raindrops as they bounce off a flower pedal. The truth is, all of us would do well to reflect on the natural wonders that surround us and, as Scott Turner tells us, reflect on what they can teach us about the trajectory of our lives.
In addition to his duties as the director of web communications at Brown University, Turner writes a weekly nature commentary for the Providence Journal. Turner is a former land manager, park ranger and science writer. He lives in Providence with his wife and two children.